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2017 Lifeguard Course will be on June 5, 6, 7 and 12.

Brookside will supply all lifeguards with one lifeguard bathing suit. If you wish to purchase additional suits, they can be ordered at

Men's Trunks: Code 7097 ClubSwim Men's Guard Cargo Trunk w/Pocket - Red in sizes: S M LG XL XXL XXXL

Women's One Piece Suit: Code 7091 ClubSwim Guard Wide Strap Solid - Red in sizes: 28 - 40


Class Prerequisites are:

Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.

Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.

Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.

Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.

Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance underwater. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.


The purpose of the American Red Cross Life guarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Certification Requirements:

Attend all class sessions, successfully perform all required skills, successfully complete three final skill scenarios; and pass the written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent or better on each section.

Certification Validity:

American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Lifeguards-2 year.

$180 New Certification ( includes pocket mask and book)

Make Checks out to : Sue Pazinko

Mail to : Sue Pazinko, 507 Fifth Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

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Please be sure to leave your name & email address in the office so that a guard list may be generated. Lifeguards must attend ONE In-Service session. Please bring swim attire.

Comments/Questions - contact AnneMarie at